View Full Version : X2 3800+or 3700+ sandy

01-16-06, 08:09 PM
I admit I dont usually multytask while playing games but I dont know which processor to get? I mean the 3700+ is cheaper And faster at games but for how long? My guess is to spend the extra on the X2 or Ill be kicking myself later on. What do you think(ack)

01-16-06, 08:16 PM
if u got the money, definitely get the x2, because u wont be kicking urself later :P

01-16-06, 08:56 PM
Yah I just need some what u might call verification to this decision. Dual core is the way to go now.:)

01-17-06, 09:34 AM
Yeah it is much smoother and many games are taking use the multithreading and 2 or more cores from the dual core cpu's. You won't be dissapointed. A 3800 X2 is like have two 3500+ sitting inside your computer. And on my X2 3800+, i can defrag, install battlefield 2, and play cs:source all under 40% cpu usage. the x2's are compatible with windows xp home(for clarfication, sum think u can not use a dual core with home edition) as well as Windows XP Pro x32 and x64 versions. Have fun!

01-17-06, 09:59 AM
FYI- the 3800 X2 is like having 2 3200+s inside your computer, not two 3500+s (that would be a 4200 x2). Overall, if you don't multitask much a 3700+ will be faster in most games.

01-17-06, 10:39 AM
i think that dual core is better, even if u dnt multitask much, cuz u will probably have programs running at the background like antivirus-downloads-firewall... X2 recommended

Wooly Bully
01-17-06, 03:41 PM
Dual core all the way. Buying single core is so out.:thumbdwn:

01-17-06, 05:07 PM
I currently have an AMD X2 4400 in my machine(which is like two 3700s) and its amazing. Im a Linux user but I can compile watch a movie do e-mail and check out some web sites without seeing any lag at all. I would highly suggest it. As others have also read more and more programs are using dual core, the lastest nvidia drivers do and more and more games are.

01-17-06, 10:06 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I cant wait to get this new comp going. Right now I am on a win 2000pro machine with NF2 board and XP2500+ proc. I choose to go with the asrock-dual sata2 board because of the agp slot. I wanted to keep my Leadtek 6800NU [which bythe way unlocks to 16/6 perfectly]. Going with the X2 will cut into my budget to the point that I will end up getting two 512 meg sticks of kingston value ram instead of some HyperX or OCZ thats timed better. Oh well I can always fix that later on down the road

01-18-06, 11:58 AM
Remember NVidia dual core optimizations, 3dmark06, near future games like Oblivion (with xbox360 you'll be seeing a lot more multithreaded games) etc. Single core is simply slower. Just look at FX57 vs FX60, 60 is way faster than 57 altough it's 200MHz slower. But dual core.